Supporting Menopause in the Workplace
Here at Laughology, we like to help people think differently about the menopause, particularly when it comes to symptoms and support in the workplace. And with October being World Menopause Month, we thought it was a good opportunity to share our knowledge and expertise with you to get the conversation going.
Despite its myriad of symptoms, such as hot flushes, night sweats and anxiety, menopause shouldn’t be something that’s stoically tolerated. Instead, we should learn about it, talk about it and support each other, therefore enabling everyone to find solutions to manage this inevitable and natural human process.
So in the spirit of support, and to give you some food for thought before you book your place on our menopause in the workplace webinar we’ve put together our top 3 menopause blog posts to help you start thinking about how you can further your own understanding to support yourself, or those around you, in the workplace.
Menopause for Thought
Menopause can be an extremely challenging time for a significant proportion of women and the people they live and work closely with.
Menopause in the Workplace: How to Improve Wellbeing and Welfare
Research shows that 50% of menopausal women reported finding work somewhat or fairly difficult due to their symptoms, while around 10% of women gave up work all together as a result of their symptoms.
In this post we focus on improving the wellbeing and welfare of menopausal women in the workplace and Head of Happiness, Stephanie Davies, shares her personal experience of the menopause at an early age. She also gives advice on how best to support colleagues and friends who may be going through it too.
The ‘M’ Word: Let’s Talk Menopause in the Workplace
Educating ourselves about the menopause can give us an idea of what potential symptoms lie ahead, empowering ourselves with knowledge on coping strategies and available remedies to help ourselves, and support others.
In our final post, Kerry Leigh shares her experience of working with West Midlands Association of Women in Policing, where they explored some common symptoms and experiences (as well as some not-so-common ones), helping to stop the taboo of discussing menopause in the workplace.
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